Hooper Leads Huskers To 80-56 Win

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Jordan Hooper scored a game-high 27 points to lead Nebraska to an 80-56 win over Minnesota at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Sunday afternoon.

Playing in front of a season-high crowd of 6,935, the Huskers notched their fourth straight Big Ten win to improve to 16-6 and 6-3 in the conference. Minnesota slipped to 14-9 and 3-6 in the Big Ten as Nebraska completed a regular-season sweep of the Gophers.

Hooper, who hit 10-of-17 shots from the field, including 3-of-7 three-pointers, produced her third straight game with 25 or more points for the Huskers, moving to within three points of 1,500 for her career.

Guard Tear'a Laudermill tied her career high with 14 points off the bench, including three three-pointers, which helped put five Huskers in double figures on the day.

Rachel Theriot added 11 points, a career-high seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. Theriot went a perfect 5-for-5 from the field, including a three-pointer. Lindsey Moore added 12 points, seven assists and one steal. Moore pulled to within 11 points of 1,500 in her career and joined Nebraska's all-time top 10 in career steals with 190. She also tied a Nebraska record by making her 120th straight start. Emily Cady added 10 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals.

Micaella Riche led Minnesota with 12 points and seven rebounds. The Huskers held the Big Ten's leading scorer, Rachel Banham, to just 11 points. Banham entered the game averaging 21.5 points per game, including 34.5 points in her last two games. It was her second-lowest scoring total of the year, trailing only the nine points she scored against Michigan State. NU held Banham to just 15 in Minneapolis on January 20th.

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